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Pantai Tengah Restaurants

Pantai Tengah’s restaurants will keep you as busy as a beaver, and just as hungry. Like Pantai Cenang, it boasts more than a few good restaurants. The area may not be as developed as Pantai Cenang – sidewalks are a luxury and the roadside is frequently muddy – but the beach is the longest in Langkawi. There are frequent expanses of grassy plots of land and abandoned projects are a dime a dozen here but Pantai Tengah also has its charms – the area is quiet and shaded by lots of trees so walking along the sidewalks is not too much of a chore.

Pantai Tengah practically has zero sightseeing attractions and day-time activities are scarce; however it has more than a few good eateries from upmarket cafés to air-conditioned Chinese restaurants that do roaring business at night. Try the Japanese nosh at Unkaizen at the southerly end of Pantai Tengah and the fusion cuisine at the fabulously swanky SunSutra.
Boom Boom Corner View Restaurant
Shaded by a bright red canopy and located at the junction of Jalan Pantai Tengah and Jalang Pantai Cenang, Boom Boom Corner is the place to sample some authentic Indian/Pakistani fare. Service is prompt and the interior is dimly lit by red lights. Specialties include roti bom, naan, tandoori chicken and briyani rice as well as the teh tarik.
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30
Location: Jalan Pantai Tengah & Jalan Pantai Cenang (nearby Aseania Hotel)
Cuisine: Indian & Pakistani
Contact: 604 966 6699
Price Range: Affordable

Chinese Kung Fu Restaurant
Close by to Hoya's Cafe is The Eagle's Nest, found north along the way to Pantai Cenang. A small restaurant with a garden concept, this is a great place to unwind after a day of fun and sightseeing. With an intimate feel, there are very few things that are more pleasant than watching the stars appearing in the darkening sky as you enjoy your meal.
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
Location: Kampung Tasik Anak Besar, Mukim Kedawang
Cuisine: Chinese
Contact: +604 955 3000 or +6017 515 2628
Price Range: Affordable

Fat Mum’s Seafood Restaurant
Known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Pantai Tengah area, Fat Mum’s has fresh seafood cooked in a variety of different ways; the best thing about the food here is the fact that it tastes delightfully home-cooked. The menu also includes a selection of Western cuisine; try the noodles-on-fire, the spicy garlic lobster and the butter prawns.
Opening Hours: 16:00 – 24:00
Address: 734, Jalan Teluk Baru, Kg Tasik Anak, Pantai Tengah
Cuisine: Chinese
Contact: +6012 470 7863 or +6012 489 1923 or +604 955 9882
Price Range: Budget

This traditional Malay-style restaurant looks like a super-sized kampung house; the menu is an upscale and less spicy execution of traditional Malay dishes such as rendang and creamy-coconut curry fish. The courtyard boasts a beautifully decorated pond and fountain with lush greenery and a scattering of earthen pots all over the place. Try the Langkawi Malay-style juicy tenderloin beef and potato wedges stir-fried with dark soy sauce and spices and udang kebab serai – grilled prawns skewered on lemon grass stems.
Opening Hours: 15:00 – 23:00
Address: PT78, Jalan Pantai Tengah (just after the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa)
Tel: +6017 480 9722
Cuisine: Malay
Price Range: Affordable
PaPa Iranian Restaurant
Serving up a variety of Iranian cuisine, PaPa Restaurant – located at the beginning of Pantai Tengah – may not look like much from the outside. The interior is lit by fluorescent lights and the service is not truly welcoming but if you’ve had enough of seafood and Western fare, then grab an outdoor table at this eatery and dig into the kebabs.
Address: No.3, Pantai Tengah
Cuisine: Middle-Eastern
Contact: 6017 502 2300
Price Range: Affordable

Restaurant British Raj: The Great Taste Of India

In the afternoon this restaurant, frankly speaking, looks like a crumbling heap of bricks; paint is peeling off the walls and the tables and chairs inside this open-air restaurant look pretty shabby. However the food is surprisingly good and even though service may be a bit unfriendly and slow, the restaurant looks good at night when the lights are low. Try the chicken vindaloo – spicy Goan chicken cooked with mild vinegar – and the peas pulao – basmathi rice with green peas. Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
Address: Lot 735, Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah
Tel: +604 899 9715 or +6012-555 7755 or +6016 470 5779
Cuisine: Indian
Price Range: Affordable

Sheela’s Restaurant

This German-Malaysian restaurant serves international and local fare; the freshly-squeezed juices are especially refreshing. The walls are adorned with artworks made by Malaysian-German artist Lars; food prices are relatively reasonable. Try the white wine-soaked lobster, potato salad and the charcoal-grilled sirloin steak.
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30p Tuesday – Sunday
Location: Kampung Tasik Anak, Pantai Tengah, Kedawang
Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi Malaysia
Tel: (604) 953 1801
Cuisine: Fusion
Contact: +604 955 2308
Price Range: Expensive

The fabulously avant garde SunSutra is a posh restaurant along Pantai Tengah flanked by two clubs – Sunba Retro Bar and SunKarma. Boasting a wonderfully extensive menu of fusion cuisine that is competitively priced, you’re more likely to have a nice night out here than at one of the hotel restaurants; try the chocolate molten lava cake – it’s simply out-of-this-world.
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
Location: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah
Cuisine: Fusion
Contact: +604 953 1801
Price Range: Expensive

Unkaizan Japanese Restaurant
If you’re in the mood for sake, then you should definitely pay a visit to Unkaizan. This premier Japanese restaurant smack dab in the centre of Pantai Tengah has live seafood you can select from large aquariums lining the walls, thus ensuring its freshness. The Japanese chefs will then cook the fish Japanese-style and take you on a culinary adventure; try the Sushi Gozen set and the salmon butter yaki.
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
Address: Lot 395 Jalan Telok Baru, Pantai Tengah
Tel: +604 955 4118
Cuisine: Japanese
Price Range: Expensive

White Sand Seafood Restaurant
For fresh seafood, head on over to the White Sand Seafood Restaurant. This Chinese restaurant has a fairly inventive and extensive menu. Prices are reasonable so it won’t burn a hole in your pocket; ask the waiter for specialities not listed on the menu.
: Lot 1639, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah
Tel: +604 955 3168
Cuisine: Chinese
Price Range: Affordable